It’s the last week of July, and we have no idea how the first two months of summer flew by so quickly. If you feel like the summer is passing you by, not all hope is lost! There is still time to get your summer fun in well before the leaves start to change color. We’ve rounded up a list of summer musts that you should (but probably haven’t) crossed off your summer bucket list.
Go to a festival: Festivals are a summer staple, and you can still look forward to the Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Decatur Blues Festival, and even a Zombie Pub Crawl. Atlanta’s biggest festival of all, Music Midtown, isn’t until mid-September, so you have plenty of time to rock a flower crown and get some festival time in.
Go to the Botanical Gardens: Dale Chihuly’s wild and spectacular art work is back at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Chihuly in the Garden features 20 installations of tangled, colorful glass throughout the gardens. For the procrastinators in the group, you have until October 30th before the exhibition ends.
Go to an outdoor movie: Let’s face it. It’s almost impossible to be outside in the sun for longer than 20 minutes without melting into a puddle. Wait until the blazing sun goes down, and head to an outdoor movie. There’s Movie in Central Park at Atlantic Station, Sundown Series at Westside Provisions District, and the drive-in theater Starlight.
Go to Skyline Park: The Roof at Ponce City Market is now opened, and boardwalk games and cold brews await you at Skyline Park. The sweeping view of the city is worth the trip up, and only gets better when you climb to the top of the slide or pull yourself up on the Heege tower.
Go on a road trip: There’s plenty to do in Atlanta during the summer, but sometimes it’s nice (or necessary) to get away. We’re partial to road tripping to Nashville, but Charleston, the Gulf Coast, and the Golden Isles are also only a few hours away and have miles of beaches.